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Thursday News Threads

M. Ward, who recently performed live on KEXP down in Austin during SXSW, has announced new tour dates and, as if to add icing to the cake, unveiled a new video for his version of Buddy Holly’s “Rave On,” is the second single on his new album Hold Time. The tour starts at Coachella thisRead more...

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Song of the Day: Bishop Allen - Oklahoma

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is Oklahoma by Bishop Allen fromRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Woodstock, equal parts ’69 phenomena and ’90s nightmare, may get another chance this year for its 40th anniversary. In order the get the go-ahead, promoter Mike Lang has until the end of the month to raise $8-10 million for the event, which would take place at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Lang hopes to recreate the feelingRead more...

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Song of the Day: Bob Mould - I’m Sorry, Baby, But You Can’t Stand In My Light Anymore

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is I’m Sorry, Baby, But YouRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

In case you missed it, the shortlist for the 33 1/3 series was revealed over the weekend and reactions have been far from positive. As Prefix Mag points out, much of the list -- including albums from AC/DC, The Beatles, Bowie, etc. -- is comprised of bands that have had titles in the series beforeRead more...

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Song of the Day: Faunts - Alarmed/Lights

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is Alarmed/Lights by Faunts from theRead more...

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Song of the Day: Eleni Mandell - It Wasn’t The Time (It Was The Color)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is It Wasn’t The Time (ItRead more...

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KEXP Live in Austin during SXSW, Day 3: Andrew Bird

photos by Jim Bennett It appears Chicago’s whistle-happy troubadour can do no wrong. With each new album, Andrew Bird‘s sales grow as do tour venues. His latest album, Noble Beast, is at once his most abstract and accessible work to date. Lyrically, Bird utters some of the bigger mind benders in modern music atop someRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

If you haven’t heard, KEXP is broadcasting live in Austin during the 2009 South by Southwest Music Festival. We’re at ME Television studios with ten more live bands today and tomorrow, including Elliott Brood, First Communion Afterparty, Andrew Bird, Gomez, M. Ward, PJ Harvey and John Parish, all of which you can hear on 90.3Read more...

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KEXP Live in Austin during SXSW, Day 1: Wild Yaks

photos by Jim Bennett The Wild Yaks are an unsigned band from Brooklyn that will likely be bombarded with calls from record labels following this year’s festival. The quartet dabbles in plenty of simple punk rhythms overlapped with a chorus of barroom rants and ferocious incitations. Even Blood Red Field, at first an innocent bluesyRead more...

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